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New process could cut price of HFOs
2017/07/05
4 JUL 2017
CHINA: A new manufacturing process being trialled in China could lead to reductions in the price of HFO refrigerants.
 
Fourth generation hydrofluoroolefin refrigerants are seen as key elements both as pure refrigerants and in blends but their cost is seen by many as a barrier to the widespread take up of these low GWP alternatives.
 
The refrigerant manufacturers point to the relatively high cost of manufacture for prices which in the case of the R134a substitute R1234yf, for instance, are around ?80-?100/kg.
 
There are, apparently, currently two ways of synthesising HFOs. In simple terms, one process uses  cheap and readily available materials but is complicated, has low yield, produces multiple by-products and is energy intensive. In contrast, the other option is a relatively simple process, has a high yield and produces fewer by-products. However, its raw materials are scarce and expensive.
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